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and the united states. in fact, many of the country's use proportional representation, public financing of campaigns. >> we might back up and explain proportional representation. it is not well understood in america at all. >> it is not. the quickest explanation is it produces multi-party democracy. >> some time to many parties like in italy -- not in ireland, that is proportional, but it actually has three. >> you can fine-tune your democracy by setting what you call a victory threshold. how many parties. in the unites the states with a system that is democrat or republican in many districts and most districts are so non- competitive we can tell you who will wind. >> in short hand, first past the post. >> winner-take-all. >> it has worked very well in the uk. periodically the labour party says it will go to proportional representation and then they realized they may lose some of the viability and backs off it. there are a lot of use of europe and america that it is old, that it is bureaucratic beyond belief, that it is overtaxed, that people don't work hard enough, that it is not compe
in the united states. >> we would never get a pass, not in today's politics. >> then we will have to come face-to-face with u.s. and american limitation, something that is not part of the whole psyche of the united states. >> of mcmansions and mcdonald's. >> i have heard some criticism of china not giving very much money for haitian relief, and i wonder what would happen if china actually decided to give a lot more in terms of manpower and money. would we then say we have got the chinese at our doorstep? >> very, very good point. the way that the chinese have -- many countries have been pretty well handled in africa by china. >> do we want the chinese so close to cuba, cso close to venezuela, that so many americans would think that china is too close to us? >> americans do not like to be number two or number 3 when it comes to anything -- a, proximity to power in the oilfields. i think that you are right that you would find there would be more of a rallying cry to come and make sure haiti is taking care of. >> lauren, isn't it the case that we do not like to be number two, but in many ways we
.s. and american litation, something that is not part of t whole psyche of the united states. >> of mcmansions and mcdonald's. >> i havheard some criticism of china not giving ve much money r haitian relief, and i wonder what would ppen if chinactually decided to give a lot more in termof manpower d money. woulwe then say whave got the chinese at our doorstep? very, very good point. the way that the chinese have -- ny countries have been pretty well handled in africa by china. >> do we want the chinese so close to cuba, cso close to venezuela, that so many americans would think that china is too close to us? >> americando not like to be number two or number 3 when it comes to anything -- a, proximity to power inhe lfields. i tnk that you are right tha you would find there woulbe more of a rallng cry to come d make sure haiti is taking care of. >> lauren,sn't it the case that we do not like to beumber two, but in many ways we are sliding? we borrow l our money from cha, a a educational system is a disaster. >> energy. energy, a very complicated picture, but certainly o comes from overseas, 60%
, of sirius xm radio. politics of the united states for people of the united states. extraordinary interesting political program. three hours a day. i am happy to say that until this point in time i have been included on fridays. one of my journalistic heroes, j.j. green, who is the national security correspondent of all news radio here in washington, wtop. i want to tell you you do a superb job. >> thank you, and so do you. >> you are very nice. but this is not about that. but you have been to afghanistan and i thought your coverage was extraordinary. i really mean that. back by popular demand, margaret ryan of clean skies news, an internet broadcast with some television outlets. it covers energy and environment. sometimes i think the energy policy is what is left over when you have done environment policy and other times it is just the reverse. welcome to the broadcast. linda gasparello, it has been a tumultuous time for the president. how do you think he is doing, the fuss over the security of aircraft? >> taking it all upon his shoulders, taking the blame, trying not to fire people, trying
that i you put in e fact that the united states, because of the support of the shah, whoas regardeds the greatatan and still is to a degree, it is potically palatable to oppose anything the united stas is 4. >> l's get back to the ide of recognition. i word -- we were talking about the recognion factor he said something at was really -- that has rlly stuck with m he was studyingermany after wod war i, anhe said that countries thatre humiliated d are not rognized and have tremendous sense of the culture and nationality tend to make war. he was lookingt that in terms of where theuture wars may be. iran is test case of that has been humiliated. it has a tremendous sense of nationalism and identy, a it is a countryhat is no recogniz -- >> does that mean we should stanby and let it get a nuclear weapon? i want to know howou think it wilnot get a nuclear weapon. >> that is a very good response. >>he answer will be some successful intelligee efft, to putting people th are not such dogmatic nationalists, who are not crazy people, as the people who seem to b that are running the country now.
. >> i do not think there was ever a country that was as unchallenged on two oceans as the united states. >> righto. >> once this emerged, and polk at this moment is a political has been. he had lost twice. he had a good career in the house, 14 years, speaker of the house for two terms. chairman of the ways and means committee. governor of tennessee. then he was-then he was defeated by a young upstart backwoodsman who was a backwoodsman. polk prided himself on his owledge and was very serious. jim jones was the tall guy from the back woods who ran rings around him in terms of the rhetoric of the campaign. he lost twice, so he was considered washed up. then this explosion occurred, and two very significant developments occurred. henry clay, who is going to be the wig presidential nominee, came out against the immediate annexation of texas. and martin van buren also did, and it weren't -- a ruin their careers. at the democratic convention in baltimore, then during could not get the nomination, and they needed a compromise candidate. james polk came out of the ashes of his career to get the
be against him being president. the thought he was too old to be the president of united states. he had that working against him. the biggest crisis is that the campaign managers played into the worst fears of the american people. for the entire year of 1979, he went off the road. heas not giving speeches, he was not campaigning. he was not testifying before capitol hill. he was not going on the sunday morning shows. it plays into the whispering campaign aimed against him. people were saying he was off the road because he was too old and did not have the energy. he was trying to hide out in concerned himself for the 1980 campaign. this whispering campaign broke out into the open. every article about ronald reagan in 1979 is full of speculation about his age and being too old to be president. >> winston churchill was 65 when he became prime minister. the second administration, he kind of was too old. a lot of things went wrong later. it was due to what happened in the second administration. there was the unfettered immigration, the growth of the power of the trade unions, and checked. th
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